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Today's News

  • Music in the Park returns Sunday

    TELL CITY — City Hall Park, the hub of Tell City's Schweizer Fest last week, will hum again Sunday as the next Music in the Park concert series returns.

    Also back is the Shoot for the Stars singing contest. Nine semi-finalists will perform with four advancing to next month's finals Sept. 20.  Performing Sunday will be Jessica York, Euriah Bryant, Amber Wilbur, Ronald Riley, Kensey Estes, David McKinney, Glenn Cronin, Clint Buechler and Dillon McKinney.

    Sunday's music begins at 3 p.m. with Randy Lanham performing.

  • Tell City sex offender arrested for reportedly peering into window

    CANNELTON - A Tell City man listed on the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry was arrested in Cannelton Saturday morning after a Pleasant Valley resident reported someone peering into a back window of a home two doors away.

    The resident called 911 at approximately 4:15 a.m. and provided the dispatcher a description and location of the suspect, Anthony E. Evrard, 26, of 411 12th St., Tell City.

  • Lewisport man jailed for July theft

    PERRY COUNTY - A joint investigation by the Perry County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police led to the arrest Friday night of a  Lewisport Ky., man.

    Paul B. Arnett, 37, of 1035 Mortons Lane, Apartment 33, was arrested on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, residential entry, possession of stolen property, credit card fraud and burglary.

  • Dates set for 2009 fall tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Dates have been set for Perry County's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. This year's events are scheduled for September and October.

    Sept. 18-20: Bear Hollow Fall Fest at Bear Hollow Woodcarvers in St. Croix.

    Oct. 3: Historic Rickenbaugh House open on Celina Lake.

    Oct. 10: Sixth annual Cannelton Heritage Festival.

    Oct. 11: 20th Bristow Octoberfest and car show.

    Oct. 17: Shubael Little Pioneer Village open house near Rocky Point.

    Oct. 17: Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale.

    Oct. 17-18: Rome Courthouse Days.

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  • Wildebeest new water ride for 2010 season

    SANTA CLAUS - Holiday World & Splashin' Safari officials announced Aug. 13 that the "world's longest water coaster" will open in May.

    "We're calling our huge new water coaster Wildebeest," said park President Will Koch. "And when we say it's long, we really mean it. Wildebeest is one-third of a mile long and it will thrill riders for two-and-a-half splashing minutes of hills, drops, twists and turns."

  • Scheiber, Hollinden win Schweizer Fest road races Saturday

    TELL CITY—Perry Central cross country star Eric Scheiber won the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday.

    Scheiber, who will be a junior at Perry Central, won in 33 minutes, 50 seconds, 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Wes Camp.

    Tell City cross country coach Chris Hollinden won the two-mile race in 10:08 after placing second in the six-mile race last year.

    Tell City sophomore Katelyn Braunecker won the women’s overall two-mile title in 14:17, two seconds ahead of Breigh Haase.

  • Waldie golf champion

    TELL CITY—Kevin Waldie of Hawesville, Ky., shot an even-par 140 to win the Schweizer Fest Golf Open by one stroke last weekend.

    Waldie, a former Brescia University golfer, shot a 72 in the first round Saturday but cut that to 68 Sunday to edge five-time champion John Stiles by one stroke.

    Three other former champions, Michael Daum, Mark Flannagan and Erik Lassaline, each shot 142.

    Lassaline, last year’s champion, shot a 69 Saturday despite not being pleased with his putting. “If I’d putted well, I could have shot a 63,” he said.

  • Etienne, Jones win again

    TELL CITY—Sixteen years later, Herman Etienne and Carl Jones successfully defended their title in the Schweizer Fest six-person team horseshoe tourney Saturday.

    In 1993 they were part of the Guillaume’s Bulldozing team that won the Schweizer Fest tourney.

    No Schweizer Fest horseshoe competition was held again until this year.

    Saturday Etienne and Jones teamed with Calvin Cash, Jeremy Etienne, Steve Etienne and Scott Hubert on the Cash Waggner & Associates team to win the six-team competition.